Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony A

Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony A

Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony A

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Product Highlights

  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Designed for Cameras with APS-C Sensors
  • Internal Focusing AF Motor
  • One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism
  • Two Aspheric Lens Elements
  • Two Super-Low Dispersion Lens Elements
  • Multi-Layer Coating
  • 77mm Filter Thread
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Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 overview

  • 1Description

The AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony A by Tokina is an ultra-wide angle autofocus zoom lens with a fast constant f/2.8 maximum aperture. The AT-X 116 PRO DX-II lens is designed for digital cameras with APS-C-size CMOS or CCD sensors. Its angle of view ranges from 104-84° and it can focus as close as 11.8". Nine diaphragm blades help to produce soft out-of-focus backgrounds while two Super-Low Dispersion glass elements and two aspheric elements help to achieve excellent contrast, sharpness and minimal chromatic aberration. As an update to their AT-X 116 PRO DX, Tokina has improved the multi-layer coatings to minimize light reflection and improve optical performance. The PRO DX-II has a internal focusing motor which is ideal if shooting video with your digital camera.

Tokina's One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism allows the photographer to switch between autofocus and manual focus with a simple push of the focus ring. Snapping it forward into autofocus and back into manual focus is all that needs be done, there's no need to adjust the AF/MF switch on the camera body.

A constant f/2.8 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light situations and also aids in creating a shallow depth of field.
An internal focusing motor allows for smoother focus transitions and is ideal for shooting video with your digital camera.
Two Super-Low Dispersion glass elements and two aspheric elements, as well as improved multi-coating, achieve excellent sharpness and contrast and reduce aberrations.
The One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism offers a simple switch from manual focus to autofocus and back again. The focus ring snaps forward for AF and back for MF. It's operable with one hand and eliminates the need to switch from AF to MF on the camera body.
UPC: 840129100140
In the Box
Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony A
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • BH77B Lens Hood
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 11 - 16mm
    Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 16.5 - 24 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Sony A
    Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
    Angle of View 104° - 84°
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.81" / 30 cm
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:12
    Optical Design 13 Elements in 11 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Features
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 77 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.31 x 3.51" / 84 x 89.2 mm
    Weight 1.21 lb / 550 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 5.3 x 5.2"

    Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 reviews

    AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony A is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 22.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tokina 11-16 I wanted a wide, fast lens. I did a ton of reading and it seemed the Tokina topped the Sony and was less money...hard to believe right. Actually had a friend who owned the Tokina lens for the Nikon mount and let me hit the button a few times to get a feel for the lens. A little noisy finding focus in AF, but I probably would not have even noticed if it was not for reading the reviews.The lens is light, crisp and great for taking up close pictures with lots of background or Bokeh effect.Fast, Crisp, Fun...buy one if you are shooting 16-50 or similar range, you won't be disappointed that you did!
    Date published: 2014-11-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this lens! Before purchasing this lens, I was considering whether or not to switch to full frame. Integration of A7rii into my current equipment was going to cost me $8000. Instead I purchased new lenses for my current cameras (less than $3000). I included the Tokina 11-16 2.8 as one of the lenses. I was very thrilled with the first pictures I took with it. While a little soft at 2.8 the images were usable. Stopping it down to f5 improved it a lot, and f8 gave me sharp pictures at 100% crop on the camera. I waited to long to get it, but will be hanging on to it for a long time.
    Date published: 2015-10-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great photos so far! I bought this lens to use for night photography, specifically aurora photography. I have only had it a week or so, and have not had too much aurora activity here in Anchorage yet! However, I did try some new years eve shooting and the photos were clear and nicely focused. I use this on a Sony A700. I am having to get used to some of the AF/MF settings on this lens but am very happy with it so far. The infinity mark is spot on! It is solid. I gave it four stars because of the AF/MF settings - perhaps it should be 5 stars, and it is my own learning curve that is the difficulty!
    Date published: 2014-01-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice wide-angle lens I was looking for a wide-angle for my Sony A65, something a little wider than my standard 16-50mm zoom. This was a great bargain. I actually rented the lens before I bought it to check out the build quality and the image quality. Very happy with both. I was a bit concerned about the AF/MF mechanism, but it is very smooth and easy to use. I like the fact that this lens has a constant f2.8 aperature, and lets in lots of light for focusing. I think this lens is a real deal.
    Date published: 2015-08-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid, fast, sharp I bought this to extend my wide-angle range beyond my 16-50mm Sony, so, clearly the focal length range was a perfect fit. The lens is built like a tank, and I like that! It's great to have an affordable lens that at least feels as though it's built to last. People who complain about the size and weight of a fast, quality lens really aren't paying attention to optical design realities. This isn't my first lens that transitions between manual and auto focus by sliding the focus ring, so I don't find that objectionable at all. I typically shoot at between f/8 and f/11, and it's extremely sharp in that range. I went for the f/2.8 mostly to brighten the viewfinder, but I'm also looking forward to using it off the tripod in lower light situations... just haven't had many opportunities yet. Whether they actually reduce flare or not, I'm a fan of keeping lens hoods on place, especially with large front elements, as they do help keep errant fingers and other objects off the lens. The included hood is hefty and locks on positively, though it does (it can't NOT) take up a lot of extra room in a camera bag. The complaints about its AF response are valid, especially if using an off-axis focus point. I don't know if that's a product of this focal length range or specific to this lens. So far, this hasn't been a big issue, as I focus manually most of the time, but I can see how it could get to be annoying. This is the only reason that I left off the 5th star.
    Date published: 2014-06-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from fantastic product.. Its a very nice product I have following points for it:- Pros: 1) Very sharp. 2) Sturdy. 3) Have internal motor so works well in auto focus. 4) Very happy for its super wide angle feature. 5) Have a metal mount ring. Cons: 1) Don't have a switch for MF/AF(though have a feature of ring adjustment but bit tedious)
    Date published: 2017-05-04
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice and wide, not the best To be honest, I am a little underwhelmed. I bought this primarily to do landscapes and star shots, and it works well for both of those things. It is well built and looks good. The focus ring thing doesn't bug me, but it does seem a little silly, as I still have to manually engage and disengage the screw drive anyway. The A-Mount version does not have an internal focusing motor, I don't know why they say it does. This lens also does not seem so sharp. It simply doesn't resolve images the way my other lenses do, even manually focusing on a tripod. Maybe I'm expecting too much from such a wide lens, I've never had anything this wide before, but I'm not really impressed with the sharpness. That or maybe I got a bad one? Everything else seems to be ok. Color is good. Spherical aberration seems par the course for a lens like this. Overall, I think it's a little high priced for the results. I would have given another star for a bit more sharpness, and another star if it actually had an internal focusing motor.
    Date published: 2015-10-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from AF/MF switching The only thing I don't like about this lens is the AF/MF clutch system. There is no auto focus motor on the Sony version. It's a screw drive lens but they have this clutch system to switch between AF and MF. But because it is screw driven from the body, you can't manually focus the lens unless you also switch the AF/MF switch on the body. If you decide to leave the lens in MF and put the body in AF, it will focus, but the focus ring will turn, so you can't be touching it. It just seems like a silly design. If the lens had it's own AF motor like it does for other mounts, then this would be five stars. As it is, it's only 4. Good flare control for a wide-angle lens. The attached photos are straight out of the camera. In the first you can see how the lens reacts when shooting into the sun or a strong light source. With wide-angle lenses, it is more difficult to keep the light sources out of the angle of view. In the second you see a nearly 8 minute exposure of the night sky during a full moon. And yes, I need to clean my sensor. It's a bit dusty.
    Date published: 2014-05-12
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    Designed for use with:

    • Sony Alpha A68
    • Sony Alpha A77 II
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